The expert defender did not wait until the next day to sprinkle his head with ashes but immediately posted the message of apology on his social networks, while the San Siro spotlights were still on, aware that he had put his teammates and coach Roberto Mancini in difficulty in spite of himself.
Which at the end of the race scolded him especially for the first admonition: “Leo had to be more careful, he shouldn’t have protested like that”.
With the early return to Juventus of the defender, 22 are the Azzurri in training camp in Coverciano. Roberto Mancini’s group will remain at the federal technical center until Saturday and then reach Turin, home of the Nations League final for the third place scheduled for Sunday at 3 pm.
This afternoon they took to the field for training those players who remained on the bench last night or were used during the race in progress (among these Sirigu, Meret, Calabria, Dimarco, Cristante, Locatelli, Pellegrini, Berardi, Bernardeschi and Raspadori, absent instead Kean who came out bruised), while the others they worked in the pool and gym.
In view of Sunday’s match Roberto Mancini thinks of making more than one change in formation: in defense space for Acerbi, in midfield the captain of Roma Pellegrini could start from the first minute in the final yesterday, and the new Juventus player Locatelli, in attack could strike the time for Raspadori in the trident where Federico Chiesa is a staple, also a protagonist against Spain.